CIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.
For more than 20 years, scholars and practitioners at CIDCM have sought ways to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice. CIDCM programs are based on the belief that "peace building and development-with-justice are two sides of the same coin." (CIDCM Founding Director, Edward Azar, 1987).
Peace and Conflict 2014
CIDCM's flagship biennial publication, Peace and Conflict 2014, has been released. The report covers a range of topics including political and social instability, conflict, democratization, and terrorism. [ more... ]
CIDCM receives Minerva grant
CIDCM has been selected to receive a $2+ million three-year grant from the Minerva Initiative of the US Department of Defense. The project, "Aiding Conflict? The Impact of Foreign Assistance on the Dynamics of Intrastate Armed Conflict," is being led by Paul Huth and David Backer. [ more... ]
Elisabeth Gilmore, UMD Public Policy "Projected Future Armed Intrastate Conflict Along the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways" [ more... ]
Jim Vreeland, Georgetown "Data Dissemination and Regime Stability" [ more... ]
Frontiers of Globalization and Governance Series
Amitav Acharya, American University, and Virginia Haufler, University of Maryland, College Park [ more... ]
Rachel Stein, George Washington "War and Revenge: Explaining Conflict Initiation by Democracies" [ more... ]
Page Fortna, Columbia (in conjunction with Women Graduate Student Group) Title TBA [ more... ]